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August 24, 2016
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PRI's The World: 08/23/2016 Today, we explore the topic of race in the US with Nigerian American writer Teju Cole. His new collection of essays is called "Known and Strange Things." We also hear about a tech entrepreneur who thought he had a great idea to help improve living conditions in India and Africa. Things didn't go as planned, and now he's teaching his lessons of failure at MIT. Plus, there's a new craze for ramen noodles as currency in prisons.
PRI's The World: 08/22/2016 Goodbye Brazil. The Rio Olympics are now done and dusted. Japan, we'll see you in four years. Plus, we'll bring you the story of a Cameroonian musician named Moken. His life completely changed when he won American citizenship through the green card lottery. Also, the London Underground starts running 24/7... and it's kind of a grim scene.
PRI's The World 08/19/16 Haiti had never had a case of cholera until a group of UN peacekeepers arrived from Nepal and introduced the disease. Six years later, the UN is finally accepting responsibility. Also, the Clinton Foundation says it will stop taking foreign donations if Hillary Clinton wins in November. But is there still a conflict of interest? Plus, one of London's oldest gay bars is closing.
World Headlines
Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead At least 73 people are killed in a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy, authorities say, with rescuers searching rubble for survivors.
Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria Turkey sends tanks across the Syrian border after bombarding positions held by so-called Islamic State, in an operation also aimed at deterring Kurdish fighters.
France 'burkini ban': Images of police on beach fuel debate Images of French police appearing to fine a woman on a beach in Nice fuel the debate over a controversial "burkini ban".
'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%'
The burkini is a full-bodied Islamic swimsuit that's part burqa and part bikini.
Big labor win for grad students at private colleges
On many campuses, many graduate students plan to organize.
How HP is faring with its printer-PC business
When HP split in two, one company took the legacy hardware lines, printers and PCs.
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